How does childhood trauma affect attachment?
Dysregulated stress resulting from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can continue to cause suffering in adulthood.
Adverse childhood experiences shape psychological development, typically leading to shame. Although shame usually goes underground, it exerts chronic harmful effects in adulthood.
Insecure attachment imprints in the developing brain in ways that negatively shape psychological development and maintain dysregulated stress.
It’s normal for everyone to go through emotional up and downs, but when a child suffers from depression for a long time, it can adversely affect their upbringing, social interaction, and overall mental growth.
Respond to your children with love in their worst moments, their broken moments, their selfish moments, their lonely moments, their frustrating moments, their inconvenient moments, because it is in their most unlovable human moments that they most need to feel loved.